Newport Beach Dermatology Blog


If you are like many of our Newport Beach patients, the holidays mark the beginning of a difficult time when you must balance delectable festive temptations with your fitness goals. With so many scrumptious treats to choose from, many of us decide to postpone our good habits until January, and start over with new resolutions…. Read More

In short, Yes, there are several great non-surgical alternatives to liposuction that will shape and sculpt your body. At Bonakdar Institute, Dr. Monica Bonakdar provides her patients with these alternatives: CoolSculpting VASERShape Liposonix Stubborn pockets of extra fat and loose skin can be a big detriment to your self-esteem and confidence. But surgery involves an… Read More

One of the many perks of living in Southern California is being blessed with year round sunny days. Unfortunately, all this sun is bound to take its toll on your skin, especially if like many Southern Californians you protected and treated your face, while ignoring your neck and chest. Sun exposure activates collagen destroying enzymes… Read More

The Mismatch We have all been taking care of our faces for many year with lasers, toxins, fillers, peels and topicals. But, some of us have been ignoring our neck and chest area. This leads to a disturbing inconsistency between the face looking young,  and the connecting neck and chest looking old. The Only FDA… Read More

Are you tired of your stubborn belly fat, muffin tops, love handles, and saddle bags that aren’t responding to your healthy lifestyle habits?  If you answered yes to this, then you are not alone.  Just like thousands of men and women, I have been frustrated with my upper and lower abdominal fat pooches despite my intense work… Read More

Deeply delivered heat does some remarkable things to skin. The heat = tightening connection When you elevate tissue temperature up to 45 degrees Celsius, the body responds with collagen changes and collagen production. That means you’ll see tighter skin right away and increasing firmness over time. “I tell my patients not to fear “hot” technology…. Read More

The next generation of non-invasive fat removal is now available with CoolSculpting by ZELTIQ – the latest alternative to liposuction in Orange County. This advanced body contouring procedure has absolutely no downtime and produces an average of 25% reduction in fat cells, no needles required. I have seen amazing results with this innovative procedure, which… Read More

As seen on Oprah Winfrey Show, Dr. OZ Show, Suzanne Somers Book & Life Extension Magazine “If you want to live well, you need to use a Sunlighten Sauna. It will help you maximize your metabolism, remove toxins, and reduce inflammation and soreness. It’s a great secret to extraordinary physical health.” ~Jorge Cruise, Creator of… Read More

I am excited to announce the arrival of the DUET Light Sheer Laser Hair removal- The new laser hair removal system for 75% faster and painless treatments. Click below to see the article I wrote on the DUET Light Sheer for OC Health May 2009 issue. Renaissance in Laser Hair Removal Technology by Dr. Monica… Read More